Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Place and Yours: thats different, thats nice, thats unusual

Nothing like the challenge of taking a step back and unravelling what it is that is odd about your place, especially when those odd things are just normal to you (because you live there, right?).


Anyway, enough of the confusing dialogue. Like Toni, I have a switch that does nothing. The powerpoint next to this switch is ordinary, very handy for ironing in the kitchen, but the switch on the left does naught. I have lived in this house for three years and probably for at least the first year I thought that this switch was the power for the dishwasher, which is underneath the bench nearby. But then one day I ran the dishwasher and forgot to flip the switch on, and there went that theory.


I also have a bathroom mirror in which you can't see your head. We have the pokiest and stupidest bathroom/shower/toilet combination, so the fact that there are windows where your head should be in the mirror doesn't really surprise me. We installed an Ikea shaving mirror for all important facial related activities in the bathroom....


For a good dose of hilarity I do recommend that you head on over to Mikes and check out some other contributions.

6 comments:

the yellow house in the U said...

Love the mirror! Handy...and the extra switch is odd and unusual.

Redness said...

Some of the tradesman, probably now retired have a lot to answer for don't they! Funny post ... not funny when you have to live it tho! Keep smiling ;)

Tracey said...

lol! we have the same mirror problem. but it's not the fault of the mirror-installer may yrs ago. It's my tall dad who in turn had a tall daughter (me) who is 6'2". My forehead and hair are totally chopped off. even better the mirror has bevilled edges. Leaving me with not two but FOUR eyes. Awesome. Not!

The Back Shed said...

Kneeling to use a mirror isn't the best is it? We have switches that don't work here but I know why and what thye were. Must be frustrating not knowing!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

it's a funny thing when you think about it..but you're probably used to the 'headless' mirror :)

spectacularfairywren said...

hello - yours is a BEEEautiful blog - I love the left hand switch - that one is sooo for ironing... great excuse.

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